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>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. after more than a decade after war, marine snipers in afghanistan say they need better weapons and ammunition. we talk to one reporter who is embedded with marine sharp shooters in action. but first over a career spanning more than 60 years few have earned a more formidable reputation as an analytical thinker than harold brown who was the nation's 14th defense secretary during the carter administration. a true prodigy he earned hi doctorate in physics from columbia university when he was just 21. he started his career at livermore lab in california and eventually moving to the pentagon where he became the director of defense research and engineering then air force secretary and eventually defense secretary. his ability to handle a staggering workload are legend including read and annotating 400 page briefing books overnight. during the career brown shaped fighters like the f-15 and f-16 that remain the air force's backbone fleet today. and championed jointness among the military serv before the failed iran hostage resc
to replace secretary of defense leon panetta. joining me now to look at all this: james mann, long-time journalist and author of "the obamians: the struggle inside the white house to redefine american power"; and david ignatius, foreign affairs columnist for the "washington post." david, as we heard the president say, a well-known man around washington and foreign policy circles. what strengths does john kerry bring? >> well, the first is the one the president mentioned. he has stature, he's well-known. he's being doing foreign policy from the senate for almost three decades. he's a person well-known to leaders around the world. the second thing that people don't know as much about is that he served as an emissary for president obama in some very delicate situations. the president sent him to afghanistan to try to make a better relationship with president karzai there. kerry is widely believed to have been a success in that. he was sent to pakistan for similar mission to deal with president zardari. it's less well-known that he conveyed a message, written message to hamas to try to
defense is an offense, which means that you have to come more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourself. that's what he said in 1930. stewart says that we need to face the cyber threat with the candor of stanley baldwin and only after that then gets lawyers involved in looking at it. i don't think that we can make that kind of threat for couple of reasons. militarily we don't need to do that. to the extent that nation states may present threats to us, our conventional capacity, i don't know a single nation state that is not deterred by our conventional capacity. we are to believe secretary panetta, where the cutting edge. both to radically and cyber we have. when back going to be deterred by any idea that we might launch a cyber attacked or divested civilians and their property. remember, some of these people shoot 14 year-old girls and the head because she's a schoolgirl. there won't be deterred by threatening a bunch of civilians even their own people. what does deter them, however, is when you hold at risk their own personal safety. that is what
sponsored by the department of defense found that bing drinking is increasing among military personnel in all branches. >>> happening now, santa's helpers at lefty odules have collected about 7,000 toys so far. sounds like a lot but their goal is to collect 15,000 toys for the san francisco firefighters program tonight. lefty's just told ktvu that although the number is low, the quality of the toys is very high this year. earlier organizers explained why they cherish this family tradition. >> it's christmas. christmas for kids is toys, gifts from santa, you know. they want something, they need something it just shows that we do love one another and there is a lot of joy and spirit. especially in the city of san francisco. >> lefty's is on geary boulevard at powell street near union square. you can walk in, drive up or give your toy to a cab driver. they'll come and meet you. the drive ends when the bar closes at 2:00 a.m. >>> and toys will be handed out tonight in san jose by officers on patrol. san jose police will load up their cars and deliver those toys for children who need them m
's coach going back to mark sanchez. ryan said sanchez is more familiar with the bill's defense and i don't like tebow i think he said. just kidding about the last part. it is a bad start for the nets. avery johnson fired as head coach. there are reports that the nets will go all out to recruit superstar coach phil jackson. >> julia: too early. >> eric: we'll go to maria molina. yes, no? i am sorry, check out this video. it is new surveillance video of a tornado stuck in mobile, alabama. there you go. parking lot of a walgreen's store. the strong winds lifting up the cars in the parking lot. fortunately no one was seriously hurt . now, we can talk about going to maria molina . take it away maria. sorry about that. >> no problem. fortunately we'll not see tornadic activity in the south but areas hit hard with tornados in alabama and mississippi will be getting rainfall today. we have a brand new storm system that we are track bringing get more snow on the northeast as we head into torm tomorrow and that storm that just left. expecting a dry day. we got 20 inches was snow in upstate new yor
spending at the current levels. the automatic cuts and what they do to the defense department. leon panetta said they would be devastating. we are talking about national security. we live in a dangerous world. if you cut your defense ability by 50%, this is catastrophic. host: from twitter, jody. know there is any principle detection. there are lawsuits for misuse of a weapon. there are a lot of state laws. connecticut had about the toughest laws possible. connecticut had very tough laws . apparently the killer was turned down to buy a rifle because of the background checked. his mother had an arsenal at home. people should be liable if they miss use a weapon. people have these concealed carry weapons. host: democratic caller. caller: i have a couple things here. the fact is that the weapons tingsin the school shoo were bought legally. i have nothing against the so- called assault weapons. i am against the 30-round c lips. it could take two-hand acation instead of just -- two-hand action instead of just one. the amount of recoil is controlled by the power that is put through the shell from
.s. supreme court, now poised to take on prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. california's high-speed rail stayed on track but just barely. the controversial bullet train came under fire from many sides with funding still in question. the state parks were saved from closing but suffered another setback when an unused surplus of millions of dollars was discovered sitting in a secret account. and there was also excitement. the golden gate bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary, and a new bay bridge neared completion. the mars curiosity captured our attention and imagination, turning thoughts to the possibility of life on other planets. and with their backs against the wall, the san francisco giants refused to die, bringing home their second world series championship in three years. and of course, belva davis retired after hosting this show for nearly two decades. >> well, that gives us a little refresher of what we've just been through this year, but josh richman, everything was dwarfed by the presidential election in a lot of ways, $2 billion spent. so, how is history going to look back on
, a team that ranges 7th in the defense. still though experts are predicting they will come away with a win and military bowl is set tow kickoff. >>> what rescuers did that safe his life -- save his life. >> and governor brown wants to change the way school districts take and spend money. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> welcome back and new this morning, you may call it a holiday miracle, a county man was found alive after being stranded in the wilderness for five-days. he set out for a hike in the national forest one week ago but he spent three nights in attend purchase he finally found a carbon and broke into it. if heed not broken into th
to the bad guy and firearms gives you a standoff defensive capability and most of the teachers were eager to learn about that option. >> cory tell us why you took this class? >> to gain more knowledge as well as to find more options that educators have in the classroom to be able to protect the children that they're in charge of. >> do you currently own a gun? >> i do. >> and are you in favor of being able to carry this gun in class? do you think your colleagues should also carry guns in class? >> i'm grateful for the choice and the option and the right that i have to make that decision whether i want to carry in the classroom or not carry and i think also there are some people who desire to carry and some people who don't, and i believe that those that do desire to carry a concealed weapon in the classroom, that they are trained to do so. >> do you think that -- who should be a part of this conversation, because there's been a lot of discussion from the teachers unions and from parents who send their school, who should be making the decision on if teachers should be able to carry in clas
not play. >> 49ers and defensive tackle will need surgery. the only time is when? >> hethe 49ers are hoping that he can play door of the gang but if he cannot play will be a major blow to their defense. he is the most irreplaceable person on the team. harbaugh stated that if he does come back for the playoffs he made risk further damage. he was fined $10,000 for mullen after the whistle blows. >> which quarterback will coach? >> i have decided to go with to row prior. he will start the game and he will play in the game and we will see how it goes. the >> most raiders fans were hoping that this would be the decision. if this was the obvious choice. he is a career a journeyman. he had a stellar career. no plane time for prior so far in his career. >> i will be nervous in the first game and i even talk to carson about it. he stated that he is nervous every game. i am nervous but i am ready. >> tickets are still available. minnesota head coach just livid at the bowl in houston. he knew that this next play was coming. texan tech was down. no time was left when ryan won it. the final was 34 to 31
passed a law called the defense of marriage act, which says marriage is between a man and woman. entity come from a state that recognizes same-sex marriage, like massachusetts, like new york, know what the state has to recognize that marriage. and it won't be recognized by any federal purposes, for example, social security. there has been a challenge to the constitutionality of that at -- that act. the court of appeals upheld it unconstitutional. the review has been filed in the supreme court. we haven't acted on it yet but it would be extraordinary for the court to act, to consider the constitutionality of a law passed by congress that a lower court had held unconstitutional. so i think it's most likely that we will have that issue before the court, toward the end of the current term. and then the person who asked the question will -- [inaudible] have the answer. >> another question comes from the auditorium. the lilly ledbetter case, one where you wrote a very emotionally charged dissent, that you, as i recall, read from the branch a game binge -- read from the bench, which is a rare
to this deal because we're not dealing with sequestration, we're not dealing defense cuts, we're not dealing with raising the debt ceiling until next year. i really think that's probably the sticking point at this time. >> maria, are democrats going to do enough for spending cuts, or are they going kind of whittle through that? >> we'll see what the senate is able to come up with. there doesn't seem to be enough time, though, for the kind of spending cuts that we really need to focus on for the long term to be negotiated in the next 72 hours because as you noted those are very difficult positions for democrats. it doesn't mean that democrats don't think that there should be spending cuts. the president is the first one to say that spending cuts are something that he has put on the table and that we need to negotiate and whatever long-term deal gets done. but right now, washington has really pushed us to the brink. and i think what everybody agrees on, i think ron would agree with me, is that no one wants to get blamed for taxes going up on 98% of the american people. and so that i think is w
to time, as we did with the defense authorization bill, that with the agreement between parties, not resorting to rules bytes, with agreement between parties you can move forward with legislative provisions, which we are about to do here. but the majority legislation is being blocked, and once the legislation is brought forward, there is an inability to bring that legislation to a conclusion and final vote. so, there is enormous frustration of the majority. the ones who are pushing this, i might point out, basically want to have a 51-vote rule be the governing principle. most of them honestly have never been in the minority. those who have been in both majority and minority are the most reluctant to see this. so the majority leader senator reid feels very strongly the frustration. we understand that frustration. and there is the possibility that on january 3, the united states senate -- then a parliamentarian -- would overrule and it would require 51 votes to change the votes of the senate. that, my friends, would be a disaster leading to the destruction of the unique aspect of
they get together and what kind of system is that? where does the defense have these rights? that's right, and then i think, you know, 98% or 95% of the cases are decided by a plea-bargain between the prosecutor and the lead defense lawyer. and i say what kind of a system is that? .. >> go into a courtroom. it's a nasty system. and it isn't terribly efficient. they put it in because hamilton and the others hoped it would do one kind of a guarantee of a certain kind of basic liberty. and, of course, i believed in that. i wouldn't spend so much time -- yes. now, here. sorry. >> thanks. justice breyer, and john. i write the mitchell report. as i was listening to the beginning of this conversation between the two of you i was reminded of a wonderful conversation that took place probably 30 plus years ago between bill moyers and one of, a former justice, justice blackmun, talking about the constitution. answer this question sort of goes to at what's at the heart of constitutionalism and rule of law, and looking back at the list of things that you listed. in the course of that conversation afte
had, all of this had to be moved first to saudi arabia not region first from the defensive operation and then in an offensive operation. so just months and months for this to even, just to prepare for this. >> and he was in charge of that. but now he was as we lewded to in the piece also criticized for making some strategic mistakes. what were those? >> well, there were well two goals primary goal its one was to evict the iraqi forces from kuwait which was done in the 100 hour ground war after six weeks of bombing, remember that. but the other one was to destroy saddam hussein's offensive powers, primarily his republican guard force. because the thinking was if you didn't destroy them, they could always come back to invade kuwait again plus there was a subtext, they were hoping to weaken saddam's hold on power by getting at the most capable and loyal forces on his command. we did the first, we didn't fully dot second. at the end of the day a significant number of the republican guard forces managed to escape. and this became, they were unenvironment-- instrumental in putting down the
of a twinkie defense to say that it is just a television show. >> as the moderator, i will make one comment. i grew up in the netherlands. there are 19 political parties. they used to buy time. interestingly, in the mid- 1970's, the show's the labor party showed was "all in the family." the more conservative party showed "m.a.s.h." you can never really understand how it is going to be manipulated by local agendas and parties. that was my experience crying not. let me ask a last question. aside from things that you have been directly involved with, is there a film or documentary or television show which you think is a great example of what hollywood can mean to public policy and politics? is there a singular documentary film, television show, which stands out to you? >> "mr. smith goes to washington." no matter what your politics are, i cannot imagine anyone watching that film not being somehow moved to have a voice. to be able to put a voice to experience and your point of view. i suppose that gets me every time. >> good choice. >> mine was "it's a wonderful life." it was a snapshot of an imag
and his possible nomination as defense secretary. do you think this is a new thing, roland, to shoot down a nomination, when it's just been sort of floated as a trial maroon? >> actually, it's why trial balloons were actually created, to sort of gauge the public, if you will. i still believe president obama should have put ambassador rice's name forward, and he should have dared the united states senate to vote her down. and also, i think, if you look at the administration, they have not done, to be honest, an effective job of really getting the cabinet out in a large way. because you think about the last four years, secretary of education, arne duncan, he had an opportunity to really step out there. secretary of state, hillary clinton, defense secretary bob gates. but you did not have, again, your labor secretary. you didn't have your commerce secretary, your energy secretary. so he relied on sort of the people just around him. i think this administration and the president should do a better job of getting his cabinet out there, because, frankly, most americans don't even know who the re
pleasure use, own self defense. as a result, i believe people are probably acting a little irrationally. we don't know what's going to happen. we don't know what type of policies will be suggested or implemented. >> welcome back. the shootings in newtown, connecticut, have sparked renewed debate over gun control in america and prompted president obama to take immediate action on reforming existing laws. listen. >> this is not some washington commission. this is a team that has a very specific task, to pull together real reforms right now. >> and at the core of the debate is the second amendment. let's bring in cnn legal contributor paul callan. god morning. >> good morning, randi. >> does the second amendment, when you look at it, does the second amendment to the constitution prevent congress from passing tougher gun laws at all? >> no, it doesn't. i think a lot of people were worried because in this recent supreme court decision, heller decision, that confirmed there is an individual right to bear arms, that that would prevent congress from placing restrictions. no, it doesn't. the supreme
a lot less economic activity, and particularly in the military sector, i think defense procurement will ground to a halt, and that will have, again, an impact on the economy and it will be deleterious. david: let's talk about the politics of some of this. >> sure. david: nancy pelosi -- i very rarely agree with her as you well know. >> i do know. david: but she said something i kind of agree with. she was talking about the republicans. she was defending her comment last may that taxes should only go up on people earning a million dollars. she's come down now to the president's level of 400,000. but she said -- she counter attacked as she often does, she said republicans have already become a little bit pregnant on their tax plans that they're never going to ever raise tax rates. i would have to agree with her. once boehner went off his cliff, if you will, on his pledge not to raise tax rates believing as you just suggested if you raise tax rates, you will probably have a slowdown in economic growth. once they went off that cliff -- what do you think? >> well, i agree with both you
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